“One of the biggest challenges within this industry is sustainability”, explains Jean-Philippe Boisvert, innovation manager at Etex. With Novable’s startup scouting services, Etex finds relevant information and startups to partner with directly. “The focus, though, is not solely on finding startups but it can also be new technologies developed by manufacturers”, reported Mr. Boisvert during an interview. Furthermore, this highlights the possibility to pursue multiple strategies in parallel when using the Novable platform.
Another reason why Etex uses Novable’s services has to do with the fact that innovative companies provided by the platform based on specific briefings are efficient and relevant. Additionally, the startup scouting tool has well designed ergonomics and features. Mr. Boisvert also stressed the importance of the combination of artificial and human intelligence, “a big part of our great relationship is the very good support of the team”.